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Brenda Gael Smith

Acuity#5-ZemblanityIntegrifolia #7: Emergence

About my artwork

I create textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of my hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching demonstrating the transformative power of stitch. Abstraction is a persistent and insistent force. Working improvisationally, I capture the essence of my subjects to impart a sense of wonder of the natural world and a strong affinity to place.

Daily walks are a creative habit integral to my studio practice whether I am home or travelling. By closely observing my surroundings, and taking hundreds of photos, I have a bountiful inspiration bank that informs my work. I also embrace the serendipity factor. From the dye pot, to the design wall, to the sewing machine, I am always open to the possibility of a glorious accident.

Two of my large textile paintings, Acuity #5: Zemblanity and Integrifolia #7: Emergence, were exhibited in The New Quilt 2021 at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW from 5 February to 11 April 2021.

Learn with Brenda!

Join Brenda for 3-hour live, interactive workshops optimised for the Zoom platform. These classes are standalone or you can pick and choose your own series.

  • Geometricks: 5am-8am Wednesday 2 June
  • Line Dancing: 9am-12noon Saturday 5 June
  • Line Dancing: 5-8am Thursday 10 June
  • Line Dancing: 5-8pm Thursday 10 June
  • The X Factor: 9am-12noon Saturday 3 July
  • The X Factor: 5-8pm Saturday 3 July
  • The X Factor: 5-8am Thursday 8 July

Booking form: Learn with Brenda!

Global Quilt Connection

Gobal Quil ConnectionCheck out the Global Quilt Connection which showcases teachers from around the world. This was my presentation but there are many more teachers that may interest you or your group.